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  1. #1
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    Turbine Failures

    If anyone has any stories to share about component failures or operational problems with equipment at wind farms I'd really like to hear them. I'm also interested in anything on the saftey front at this type of power production site.

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    Hugh Piggot is the man I have been following and studying his works for over 10 years.

    http://www.scoraigwind.com/

    He has built his own and tested many.

    I have been working on the brake drum windmill in my spare time, just for the heck of it.
    Dealing with Global Warming

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    I like the "vertical axis wind turbine" designs.
    There was one that resembled a tulip, but I cannot find it anymore.
    I have seen a spiral blade design that looks promising.
    Here is one example.
    http://g01.a.alicdn.com/kf/HTB1weMnJ...e-vertical.jpg
    Those who dance, appear insane to those who do not hear the music.
    Those who believe, appear ignorant to those who do not know God.

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    Here is another story of the one that I like the most.
    It is about Jay Leno and his garage.
    Here is the link: http://www.greengeek.ca/magnetic-lev...now-available/
    Those who dance, appear insane to those who do not hear the music.
    Those who believe, appear ignorant to those who do not know God.

  5. #5
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    Does this one look like anything we work with (squirl cage blower wheel)?
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4JEZHB7LKPc
    Those who dance, appear insane to those who do not hear the music.
    Those who believe, appear ignorant to those who do not know God.

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